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Best Director – Martin Scorsese

Film: Gangs of New York

Wins for movie: Golden Globe (best director, motion picture)

Previous Oscar wins/nominations:

Nominated Best Director, Raging Bull (1980)
Nominated Best Director, The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Nominated Best Director, Goodfellas (1990)

Nominated Best Adapted Screenplay (shared credit with Jay Cocks), Age of Innocence (1993)

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Bio:. One of the most prominent and influential filmmakers of the latter half of the 20th century, Scorsese generally roots his films in his own experience, exploring his Italian-American heritage (Goodfellas), the tough streets of New York (Taxi Driver, Mean Streets) as well as examining themes built around religious or social sin and redemption (Age of Innocence; The Last Temptation of Christ). While he has not enjoyed the kind of mainstream marketplace success of many of his contemporaries, Scorsese has directed some of the most critically acclaimed features of all time. The most incredible thing? He has never won an Academy Award. Someone please give this man an Oscar.

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